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Why does the new operating system Lion not able to work on my old Mac book pro 2.16ghz Intel Core Duo
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Because Lion is a TRUE 64-Bit OS. It will not install on a 32-Bit Core Duo CPU. Sorry.
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Thanks, Anyone want to buy a macbook pro 2.16 intel core duo it works great just won't run O/S Lion
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It's really not that big a deal. Functionally Lion's really not that much more impressive than Snow Leopard.

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Do not worry too much about it. We all had the same problem when Leopard would only install on +867MHz processors, and then Snow Leopard only installs on an Intel machine. This is called progress alas.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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